I work at a nursing home (in case you’re wondering, I’m a waitress). For most of our residents English is the primary language. I mean, we have one lady from Switzerland, but other than her, it’s pretty much all English. Except for the man who almost exclusively speaks Spanish. I enjoy talking to the man – mostly to brush up on my Spanish (which I haven’t formally studied since high school). Well the other morning I was wheeling him to breakfast, and I was trying to explain to him that it was time to eat. So I told him: “Essamos.” The root of the verb was essen and the ending amos means we or us. So “let’s eat.” Right? Wrong. I realized later that essen is a German verb. Comer is the Spanish verb I was looking for. I’m so blonde.